Law & Crime

An undated photo of Larry and Rhonda Harvey
Trevor Hughes ~ USA Today
 
SPOKANE, Wash. — Federal prosecutors are trying to persuade a jury that a cancer-stricken man and his family were illegally growing and distributing marijuana in the forest outside their northeastern Washington home despite claims by the "Kettle Falls Five" that they were instead raising legal medical cannabis for their personal use.

Image of legal marijuana users in Alaska
 Molly Dischner ~ AP
 
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

Image of a semi trailer full of illegal marijuana
Sputnik International
 
US Customs and Border Protection seized 15 tons of marijuana in a record-setting seizure. The marijuana was poorly hidden in a cargo shipment of mattresses.

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